I stayed at the Lee Wood Hotel for two nights. From the other reviews, I suspect I may have just got a bit unlucky, but the room I was allocated (room 3) which is located on the second floor at the rear of the hotel, was subject to external noise.
On the first evening there was this constant thrumming sound that went on until about 11 pm and then restarted again at about 6 am when it woke me. I mentioned to the reception staff on my way out and requested they look into it as it sounded like a noisy extractor fan, perhaps from the kitchens or adjacent rooms.
I had the same experience the second evening and morning again. Opening the window to have a little background noise also did not help as at about 6.30 am someone threw some rubbish into the adjacent hotel waste bins and then at 7 am there was a lorry delivery to the hotel, with a metal caged trolley rattling its way past.
Also, as other guests moved around the adjacent rooms, the floors creaked loudly and so between the other various noise, there really was no need for an alarm clock !
The decor I would describe as "traditional". Personally the hotel looks like it needs a bit of a make over in a number of areas, with the conservatory area looking a bit tired, grubby and worn in areas. Like wise my room had a similar feel with the wooden frames around the window being dirty and in need of a repaint. The bathroom had had a re-curb I would guess recently, but there was a wooden panel poorly fitted near the toilet and the flooring was also a poor fit in areas that let down the final fit and finish. The shower pressure was good though and bathroom clean.
As for food, I arrived late the fist evening and so decided to eat in the hotel. The two course set meal is £25 per person and three courses at £30. I ordered prawn cocktail followed by steak and chips. It came with a sauce and a tomato, so I ordered some samphire at additional cost; some vegetables included in the price would have been nice. The starter was forgettable, with a small portion, two tiny pieces of bread and the accompanying sauce being bland. The main was slightly better, although the piece of steak contained a lot of sinew like strands and was generally fatty.
The breakfast was okay, although the first morning I asked for coffee as I was being seated and that was forgotten. Of note on the second morning the table mats on my table had food stains on them and clearly had not been wiped clean. By this time, I was on my way out and had had enough of the hotel.
On checkout I again reiterated the noise adjacent to my room and explained I had been woken several hours earlier than I needed. The reception staff were apologetic, and advised the owners would look into it and as a way of an apology suggested a 10% discount. This was only off the food/beverages though and came to £4 ! I was not in the mood to pursue further, but to suffice to say that I will not be recommending this hotel and will not be a return customer.